I know that this probably looks a little out of place, but I missed this tech task, now to go back to completing it. In tech task #3 we had to add blogs to our Google Reader (which I did, it was the next part that I missed) and then blog about something we had read from one of the educators blogs we had added.
The blog post that I would like to comment on is that by Cool Cat Teacher on sharing what you can. I found this post interesting because I always find myself thinking that I am not posting on my blog enough. It is not even a matter of quantity that I find myself having a problem with it is the matter of quality. I am thinking, not only am I not writing that much but what am I writing that anyone would want to read. Would I read my own blog posts if I wasn’t me?
Twitter is much the same way, I can see the possibilities that are there and it is not that I dislike it at all. I just wonder what I have to say that other people are going to want to read, and I get caught up in trying to find something to say that I think is worth saying/reading and I really end up not updating that much.
Anyways back to Cool Cat Teacher, the line that I really liked from this post said:
Share what you can, when you can and that is enough.
Great line, so true. I can only write on my blog when I both have the time and feel motivated to write. I don’t want to write about a bunch of nothing, I want to be passionate or at least have some feelings about what I am writing, I want to have an opinion and feel the need to express it. And that is enough, for me that is enough. I found these words encouraging for me, they reminded me that I can only do so much with my online identity when there are so many other things going on in my life. Things that just have to be a priority. In the post, Cool Cat Teacher, talks about how reading to her child every night has become the priority to blogging at night. Exactly as it should be. Technology and online presence are important, there is no doubt, however there are so many physical world things that are more important and it is important to know this and find that balance. We have talked about this balance in many of our online ECMP classes, how do you balance learning in the physical world with learning in the digital world?
Then there is the idea regarding comparing yourself to others:
Don’t let your self-comparison of yourself to others let you get down and quit.
My best is good enough. The fact that there is room for me to grow as a digital learner and contributor is a good thing. I am still learning, I am still mastering this process, I will get better. Until then, my best is good enough!
Thanks Cool Cat Teacher, just what I needed!